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Holiday Movie Watching Essentials with Parachute

woman on a couch in a blanket
Written By
ELOISE BENNAN
Photographs By
JESSICA SCHRAMM FOR PARACHUTE
@parachutehome
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We know the holidays can be a busy time. Between family, friends, and planning for the occasions, everyone deserves some time to put their slippered feet up and just relax. As the holiday season approaches, what better way to unwind and get in the spirit than to curl up on the couch with a good movie. No matter what your style is from Friday the 13th to It’s a Wonderful Life, we’ve covered all your needs. So, take the time to decompress with the help of these essentials from Parachute.   

A Cozy Blanket

No one wants to feel cold or uncomfortable when they start a movie. You want to be cozy as you settle in to watch, which is why a night on the couch is never complete without the perfect blanket. This Oversized Rib-knit throw knit from Turkish cotton in a cozy rib pattern is exactly what you need to curl up with while you turn on the Hallmark channel. For an even warmer choice, Parachute’s Chunky Alpaca Throw is an outstanding option that will make you feel as if you are wrapped up in your favorite sweater—made of super-soft alpaca fleece for a laid-back look and a luxe feel. No matter which blanket works best for you, both are ideal tools for covering your eyes during Nightmare on Elm Street

The Perfect Pillow

Whether you're sitting, reclining, or flat out lying down, these plush throw pillows are the first step to getting comfortable. Make sure your couch has pillows that are the perfect shapes and sizes for you. After all, nothing is worse than getting up and feeling sore because you were watching The Hallmark Channel all night in the wrong position. Euro shams give great back support, while a body pillow is perfect for laying down. Down Decorative Pillow Inserts are made with a cambric cotton shell and stuffed with fluffy down material and feather fill. Style these pillows however they fit best in your home with any of our decorative pillow covers

Comfy Loungewear

In order to fully immerse yourself in the experience, your clothing must emulate the rest of the setting. Take off your outside layers and indulge in some loungewear. The loungewear collection from Parachute includes fleece sweats, oversized button-down tops, women’s sleep shirts, cropped tank tops, breezy shorts, and linen pants, all perfect for a leisurely evening in front of the television. From staying home alone to watching Home Alone, these pieces can be easily mixed and matched and dressed up or down for various occasions. The entire collection has a lived-in feel for optimal coziness.

Luxurious Robe

Now that you are in your loungewear, why not take your comfort to the next level by topping it off with a robe. Robes are lovely for that extra level of warmth. If you become inspired by Buddy the Elf’s breakfast scene, a robe gives you the ability to pause, get up and grab a snack without feeling like you have taken your blanket off. Parachute has you covered with a variety of robes, designed for both men and women. From linen, cloud cotton, Turkish cotton, and waffle knit-weave, these stylish robes will keep you comfortable even if the person next to you steals the blanket.   

Warm Slippers

Now that you are all dressed and ready, don’t leave your feet out of the equation. Parachute has a variety of slippers, from plush terry cotton, textured ribbed cotton to ultra-soft Sherpa. Kick up your feet in some slippers that leave them feeling as if you are in front of the fireplace. The Cozy Bootie is the perfect shoe for when the temperatures start to drop, and you need something even cozier than your average slipper. These booties are made from super soft Sherpa that will keep your feet and ankles comfy for the entire two-hour span of Love Actually.  

Ceramic Mug

Everyone needs something to sip on while they watch a movie. Before you start your film, pour yourself a hot cup of tea. A steaming cup of chai will waft autumnal notes of cinnamon and cardamon throughout your space. These handcrafted ceramic mugs from Parachute have thick walls that will keep your drink piping hot throughout the duration of the movie.     

Scented Candle

It’s essential to make sure whatever room you are watching smells inviting. Lighting a scented candle not only adds to the ambiance but will waft a pleasant aroma throughout the room. After all, you will be staying in one place until the movie is over. This calming fragrance will leave you in such a state of serenity you may find yourself asking, why did the Grinch really need to steal Christmas? These products are sourced from renewable materials and burn cleaner and produce less soot than paraffin wax.  

Basket for Blankets

At the end of the night, once your movie is over, no one wants to have to get up and clean. Instead, have a basket by the couch for an easy way to put away and store those blankets you were using. These baskets add a great touch to your living room while providing a storage solution and hiding any clutter you don’t want sitting out. The Seafarer Basket is handwoven jute with macrame handles, giving a subtle boho touch to your space.